Mentoring online

Mentoring online

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W swoim domu czujesz się najbezpieczniej?

Często komunikujesz się przez Internet i jest to dla Ciebie naturalna forma komunikacji?

Zapraszam Cię na sesję MENTORINGU ONLINE prowadzonego za pośrednictwem komunikatora Skype, telefonicznie, w formule czatu bądź mailowo.

Jak wygląda mentoring online?

Tak samo jak mentoring na żywo, tylko rozmowa toczy się za pośrednictwem Internetu. Możemy zobaczyć się włączając kamerkę internetową lub korzystać jedynie z połączenia głosowego. Mentoring opiera się głównie na rozmowie. Rozmawiać możemy widząc się osobiście lub za pośrednictwem różnych narzędzi np. komunikatora Skype. Ważne jest czy potrafisz zaangażować się w rozmowę siedząc przy komputerze? – jeśli tak, zapraszam.

Jeśli krępuje Cię kontakt osobisty, chcesz pozostać anonimowo – zapraszam do mentoringu drogą mailową lub w formule czatu.

Jak zacząć sesje?

Na początek zapraszam Cię na pierwszą konsultację rozpoznawczą. Dzięki niej będziesz miał/a okazję doświadczyć, czym jest mentoring. Porozmawiamy o tym, jakie cele chcesz osiągnąć i/lub jakie problemy chcesz rozwiązać oraz odpowiesz sobie na pytanie: czy i jak współpraca ze mną może pomóc Ci w rozwiązaniu Twoich trudności i osiągnięciu wymarzonych celów. Wspólnie zdecydujemy o kontynuacji spotkań w formie sesji mentoringu i ustalimy zasady współpracy.

Skontaktuj się ze mną

Zadzwoń: +48 735 703 832
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e-mail: agnieszka@beamentorforyourself.com

Mentoring online

Mentoring online

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Do you feel the safest at your home?

Often you communicate through the Internet, and it is for you a natural form of communication?

I invite you to MENTORING session ONLINE conducted via Skype, telephone, in the formula of chat or email.

How the mentoring online works?

The same as the live mentoring, only conversation takes place via the Internet.

We can see, including a webcam, or only use the voice call. Mentoring is mainly based on the interview. We can talk seeing each other through skype or a variety of tools. It is important that if you can engage in conversation while sitting at the computer? – If so, I invite you.

If you feel uncomfortable with personal contact, you want to remain anonymous – welcome to mentoring via email or chat formula.

How can you start your session?

In the beginning, I invite you to the first exploratory consultation. Thanks to it you will have a chance to experience what it is mentoring. We will talk about what goals you want to achieve and/or what problems you want to solve and answer the question: whether and how the cooperation with me can help you solve your problems and achieving dream goals. Together, we decide if we shall continue meetings in the form of mentoring sessions and will determine the principles of cooperation.

Contact

Call me: +48 735 703 832
or
email: agnieszka@beamentorforyourself.com

Looking for a new job

Starting my new adventure with Ivy Exec Mentoring Program I am really surprised how many people have a problem finding a new job. I am not a career coach neither I don’t have experience in recruiting, but I made some research in this problem area. Additionally, I know a little bit how the business world works from inside. So, to help people switch their career path, I decided to put in my new post some useful information about looking for a new job.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION

To get your dream job, you need to be effective in marketing around your person and your competence. Perhaps it will surprise you, but your professional success is less relevant to your professional competence rather than marketing skills around yourself.

You must keep in mind that the labour market is a typical market. There are exactly the same principles and laws of the market in both areas. When you are looking for a job you must be both – PRODUCT and SALES REPRESENTATIVE- at the same time in one person. It isn’t fun, I know, but life is brutal.

Your marketing strategy has to have two ways:

  1. Passive search strategy
  2. Proactive job search method

The first one is about your CV

Woman hand writting resume in notebook with pen and paper balls

Do you ever wonder which are the red flags in your resume – the reasons you will not make it to the interview?

Searching for a job is not a beauty contest. The most beautiful CV template will not get you the job. Creating and publishing CV will not replace you with active methods, but of course, without a professional resume, you will find it very difficult to get through the recruitment process and get a job.

You can find below several most flagrant warning signals you might spot in your CV – try to check it and fix, if you can:

  • unexplained gaps in your career (it is OK to have a gap in the resume – if the explanation is good);
  • inconsistency in professional choices (add information on job content if the title does not reflect an evolution, or indicate that the company was big, and you learned something new in every job position in the same company);
  • too many job changes (if you had good reasons for changing, add them: company went bankrupt, a job was made redundant, new management);
  • not enough job changes (even if you have been in the same job for the last fifteen years, your job has evolved since, break down your current function into different parts, for instance, describe additional responsibilities);
  • lack of formal education/having an outdated one (if your last education dates ten years ago or more, a recruiter could think that you are not interested in advancing your skills or that your theoretical skills fall short; this is an easy one to fix, if you don’t have money or time to take a residential course, use the MOOC method);
  • fancy layout for the non-fancy job (no colours, make it plain and sober to be on the safe side);
  • poor grammar or typos (print out your resume, check it meticulously, run a spell-check and ask a friend or family member to proofread it one last time);
  • an unprofessional email address (the best solution – name.lastname@trustworthyprovider.com);
  • vocabulary (use active, not passive words to show that you were in the driving seat of your career);
  • bad structure (use the following structure: contact data, executive summary, education, last job then downwards);
  • no contact data (check your resume once, and do it again).

If you are ready – place applications in databases (companies, agencies, portals, etc.)

The second one – Proactive job search method:

  1. Networking
  2. Direct contact
  3. Head hunters

Everybody knows somebody who knows about some vacancy. Within your existing network, there are probably jobs that would be appropriate for you, but the people who could help open doors to those jobs just haven’t thought of you.

Make a list of every important person you know. Set a goal to touch base with three people you have not talked to for a year or more. Meet one of them for coffee or lunch.

Connect with alumni. We generally like people who have something in common with us, who share the same values or hobbies or have gone to the same school. Call the alumni in your region, go to meetings and grow your network.

Attend events, conferences, business party. Talk to at least one person at every meeting who you haven’t met yet. If you can get the list of attendees beforehand, identify at least one person who you would like to meet and make arrangements to connect there in person. Give your visit card during this meeting, and confirm this acquaintance in Linkedin as soon as possible. When you will have occasion to present yourself you should mention that you are looking for new challenges at the moment at the end of your presentation. This rule applies to all networking events and meetings.

Use Linkedin to maximum effect.Linkedin is a powerful tool to easily connect with the right people. Search your target market based on your industry, qualifications, university and interests and connect with the people who interest you. You can even set goals for yourself, such as “connect to all general managers and human resources managers in the energy industry in my country by the end of this year”. On your Linkedin profile, you must be clearly marked that you are looking for a job. Make directly under your name something like Headline ” Looking for a new job or new opportunities”.  Even when you are recommending an article or taking some action on this network – with your name this information will be visible. You extend this circle of people to whom this information will reach.

Human resources job search

Check job boards. Many companies and recruiters use them to find the right candidate. Define the top job boards for your skill set and put your resume there. Choose a catchy, succinct headline that encourages the reader to open the attachment. Many show when your resume was last updated. To avoid getting shifted deeper into the pile of applicants, update it weekly. I recommend you Linkedin Jobs app.

Contact headhunters. Senior-level professionals are recruited almost exclusively through recommendation or by headhunters. Headhunters know about jobs that will never be advertised and they have experience finding openings. If you work with the headhunters, choose carefully. Identify several, but no more than five, whom you trust and be prepared to follow-up.

At the end, I have no pleasant information. Unfortunately, most often getting a new job is a result of an advice of someone else.  Think about the most important person you know in the business where you want to work and ask for help to find you a job.

Applying for a job advertisement, unfortunately, has the lowest coefficient of effectiveness in finding a job. The most effective are the command by someone important and direct contact with the CEOs and HR Managers.

This information has been gathered based on the most interesting websites:

Forbes.com (articles of Deborah L. Jacobs)
Career Advice From A Headhunter Blog by Kenedy Executive Searching and Consulting
Linkedin posts created by J.T. Odonnell
Linkedin posts created by Izabella Wojtaszek
Last but not least IVY EXEC when I am available as a Mentor

GOOD LUCK!

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Getting Together: Building Relationships As We Negotiate by Fisher and Brown

In the book “Getting Together: Building Relationships As We Negotiate” by Fisher and Brown (which I highly recommend) you will find a healthy recipe for hard negotiations. The book is not very comprehensive but content enough. Written in a textbook, supported by interesting associations for US-Russian negotiations and translatable not only on business but also on private relations.

Authors do not need advertising, just to mention one thing from their professional career:

Roger Fisher – teaches negotiation at the Harvard Law School
Scott Brown – is vice president of the Harvard Negotiation Project

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What is this compulsory reading about?

In both work and personal life, most of us try to avoid unnecessary conflicts. At the same time, we want to always achieve the best results – achieving our goals and dreams. Is it possible, however, to rigorously enforce your opinion, resolve the problem of divergence, and even conflict of interest, while achieving mutual satisfaction?

This book will guide you step by step through the process of negotiating and sustaining lasting relationships – in business, international contacts, friendship and family.

What are the 6 basic steps to success in negotiations?

  1. Rationalism – Find the balance between emotions and reason
  2. Understanding – Explore and understand the way the other side thinks
  3. Communication – Learn to listen and consult decision-making
  4. Credibility – Be fully trustworthy, but do not believe everything
  5. Persuasion – Do not harm relationships, put on affiliate systems
  6. Acceptance – Seriously treat the other side, even if they are incompatible

For details, you have to read about 200 pages or contact me.

Feel free to contact me here

Nietoksyczne negocjacje – Roger Fisher i Scott Brown

W książce “Nietoksyczne negocjacje” Fishera i Browna (którą gorąco polecam) znajdziecie zdrowy przepis na twarde negocjacje. Książka jest niezbyt obszerna ale wystarczająco treściwa. Napisana podręcznikowo, poparta ciekawymi skojarzeniami do negocjacji amerykańsko-rosyjskich i dająca się przełożyć nie tylko na grunt biznesowy ale także na relacje prywatne.

Autorzy nie wymagają reklamy, wystarczy że wspomnę o jednym fakcie z ich zawodowej kariery:

Roger Fisher – uczy negocjacji w Harvard Law School
Scott Brown – jest wicedyrektorem Harvard Negotiation Project

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O czym jest ta lektura obowiązkowa?

Zarówno w pracy, jak i życiu osobistym większość z nas stara się unikać niepotrzebnych konfliktów. Jednocześnie zależy nam na tym, by zawsze osiągać jak najlepsze wyniki -realizując wyznaczone cele i własne marzenia. Czy możliwe jest jednak twarde forsowanie swojego zdania, rozwiązanie problemu rozbieżności, a nawet konfliktu interesów, a przy tym osiągnięcie obopólnego zadowolenia?

Nietoksyczne negocjacje to swoisty przewodnik, który poprowadzi Cię krok po kroku przez proces negocjowania i podtrzymywania trwałych relacji – w biznesie, kontaktach międzynarodowych, przyjaźni i rodzinie.

Jakie jest 6 podstawowych kroków do sukcesu w negocjacjach?

  1. Racjonalizm – Znajdź równowagę między emocjami i rozumem
  2. Zrozumienie – Zbadaj i zrozum sposób myślenia drugiej strony
  3. Komunikacja – Naucz się słuchać i konsultuj podejmowanie decyzji
  4. Wiarygodność – Bądź w pełni godny zaufania, ale sam nie wierz we wszystko
  5. Perswazja – Nie szkodź relacjom, stawiaj na układy partnerskie
  6. Akceptacja – Traktuj poważnie drugą stronę, nawet jeśli dzielą was różnice nie do pogodzenia

Żeby poznać szczegóły musicie przeczytać całe 212 stron lub skontaktować się ze mną.

Zapraszam do kontaktu tutaj

Revenue Assurance – publication

Revenue Assurance – How to ensure business financial security?

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Data collected during RA audits and deployments by companies such as EY, PWC, BCG and WeDoTechnologies show that companies lose on average between 2% and 5% of their income by inadequately securing their business on the trial side.

RA is identifying revenue loss, recovering lost revenue, securing further loss, continuous monitoring, and process optimisation. Comprehensive and systematic actions in the layers of people, processes, risks, models, IT environments and performance indicators ensure that every penny paid is invoiced, paid and reported in the future.

Industries that process large volumes of data (transactions) or settle a large number of customers are prone to lose up to 5% of their revenue. Titles of revenue loss vary and depend on the industry.

The full article was published in Controlling and Management magazine 1/2016…

Controlling i Zarządzanie
1 sty 2016

Enterprise Business Assurance – how to protect your business

Relation – VIII Forum Financial Performance & Controlling Management
Effective financial processes for increasing business profitability
25-26.X.2016, HOTEL COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, WARSAW

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I had the great pleasure of being able to join the seventh edition of this meeting and share its experience in the area of Revenue Assurance in the panel: Enterprise Business Assurance – how to ensure business financial security. I am also very pleased that, in the light of the opinions received from the participants, my lecture on a scale of 1-5 was one of the two highest rated lectures with notes: 4,6 (essentials) and 4,8 (presentation). Highly rated my topic table on Revenue Assurance: 4.4 (merit) and 4.4 (speech) were also rated.

I invite you to view the gallery from the events of its organiser:

Organiser Relation

Ivy Exec Mentor Network

I have the honour to inform you of my new appointment!

I am thrilled to have me join the Ivy Exec mentor roster. My experience and expertise were enough valuable addition to this network.

Welcome to Our Mentor Network

Most C-suite executives have had mentors helping guide their careers. Give your own career a boost with a one-to-one mentoring session focused on your personal career agenda. Our Mentor Network makes it easy to find a seasoned professional in your industry.

Start meeting Mentors

How the Ivy Exec Mentor Network Works?

It’s easy to find and request a mentor

Just browse our mentor page and choose between five and eight mentors you’d like to meet. Then we’ll match you with one. Just click the orange button at the top of the page to get started.

Find relevant mentors quickly by narrowing your search

First, decide what you want to talk about. Then choose the industry expertise you’re looking for in a mentor.

Request between 5 and 8 mentors you’d really like to meet

Why so many mentors? All our mentors volunteer their time and sometimes they can’t take on a request. “Matchmaking” can take a couple of rounds. But rest assured, you’ll be matched with a great one! After you’ve found your mentors, just click “Go To Next Step.” You’re almost there…

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Tell your mentor what you want to talk about during your session

Now you’ll be asked to jot down down a few things you’d like to discuss with your mentor. Then, just click “Submit,” and look for an email confirming we’ve received your request. Matching requires a little time, so please be patient during this all important phase. Your personalized career guidance from a mentor is on its way.

 

ERRA Regulatory Innovation Day (ERID) Poznań (Poland), May 2016

ERRA Regulatory Innovation Day (ERID)
Poznań (Poland), May 2016

My participation in Discussion panel: Financing innovations: shared sources between regulators, utilities, start-ups and new technology providers

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Link do Innopower

ModeratorMarcin Burda – Director, London Office – Barclays Investment Bank

Panel Members:
Antonio Vidigal – President of EDP Innovation, EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A. (introducing EDP’ internal innovation ecosystem)
Witold Sugalski – Director of Development and Innovation at GK PGE, Poland
Agnieszka Okońska – CFO, Director of the Finance and Regulation ENERGA OPERATOR SA
PhD. Michał Turczyk – Director in  R&D and Government Incentives team, Deloitte
Susanne Nies – manager, Corporate Affairs, ENTSO E

Discussing the hesitation of regulators and the financial institutions; how to “ensure” that the supported new innovative technologies or solutions will better serve the system regulation needs and consumer interest.  Introducing the regulatory thinking how to rely on competition to drive innovation against level playing field and how to share the risk of R&D and implementation of new innovations between developers, energy companies and end-users.